Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University, founded in 1873, is a private, church-affiliated university. It is a major teaching and research university with the feel of a small college. It is large enough to challenge and small enough to care, an affordable, private university with a faculty that cares, friends who last, values you expect and viewpoints you don't. TCU attracts and serves those who want to lead and learn. Its 237-acre campus is located three miles from downtown Fort Worth.

Website: www.tcu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
9,445
Undergraduate
Students
(58.9%) 5,560 Women
(41.1%) 3,885 Men
1,473
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
41% of 20,156 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
570-683 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
620 average
580-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$67,024
Tuition and Fees
$49,160
Room and Board
$13,200
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Freshman Award
$34,837
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$49,197
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
698
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 20% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Fort Worth Population
792,727
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Dallas-Fort Worth
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Horned Frogs
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.2% Asian
6.0% Black/African-American
14.8% Hispanic/Latino
1.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.8% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students
5.0% from 77 countries
First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
85%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 3 4
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only Not used if submitted March 1
ACT Only Not used if submitted March 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2800 South University Drive
City, State, Zip
Fort Worth, TX 76129-0002
Phone
(817) 257-7490
Fax
 
E-mail
frogmail@tcu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
41% of 20,156 applicants were admitted
Women
42% of 11,711 applicants were admitted
Men
39% of 8,445 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,103 (26%) of 8,210 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,382 (28%) of 4,952 admitted students enrolled
Men
963 (30%) of 3,258 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
33% of 1,196 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
58% of 10,408 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
1,725
Students Accepting Wait List Position
926
Students Admitted From Wait List
55

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
570-683 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
20%
Score of 600 - 700
42%
Score of 500 - 600
34%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
620 average
580-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
12%
Score of 600 - 700
54%
Score of 500 - 600
30%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
36%
Score of 24 - 29
53%
Score of 18 - 23
11%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 50%
Top quarter: 78%
Top half: 96%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$67,024
Tuition and Fees
$49,160
Room and Board
$13,200
Books and Supplies
$900
Other Expenses
$3,764
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@tcu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Final deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003636
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,358 (61.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
888 (65.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
878 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
310 (35.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$34,837
Need-Based Gift
Received by 847 (93.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,333
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 634 (71.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,048
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 661 (74.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
729 (29.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,179

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,660 (50.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,612 (77.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,541 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
863 (26.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$32,632
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,362 (94.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,991
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,651 (77.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,553
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,472 (67.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,693 (28.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,839

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
35%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$49,197
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
4,684
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
715
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
926
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans
Number of Awards
940
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,100
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Ballet
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Farm/Farm and Ranch Management
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Economics
  • International Finance
  • International Marketing
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Movement Therapy and Movement Education
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Neuroscience
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Sports Studies
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Voice and Opera
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
698
Part-Time Faculty
343
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
58%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 20% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 55% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,709,042
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1400
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Not reported
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Education--General
  • Mass Communication

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Education--General

Location and Setting


Fort Worth Population
792,727
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Dallas-Fort Worth
Campus Size
299 acres

Weather

Temperature
32.7 average low in January, 91.9 average high in September
Rain
79 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Fort Worth
Nearest Train Station
Fort Worth

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Horned Frogs
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Equestrian Sports x x    
Football     x x
Golf   x x x
Riflery x x    
Sand Volleyball x x    
Soccer x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Equestrian Sports x x
Football    
Golf   x
Riflery x x
Sand Volleyball x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Equestrian Sports    
Football x x
Golf x x
Riflery    
Sand Volleyball    
Soccer    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, rock climbing, rowing, rugby, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, water polo
Men's Club Sports
gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rock climbing, rowing, rugby, soccer, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, entrepreneurship club, foodies, national society of collegiate scholars, college republicans, best buddies
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
9,445
Women
5,560 (58.9%)
Men
3,885 (41.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
9,162
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.2% Asian
6.0% Black/African-American
14.8% Hispanic/Latino
1.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.8% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students.
5.0% from 77 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
1,473

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
81.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
83.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
85%
Average Starting Salary
85%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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